Talcum powder will damage their lungs?

@cynthiann (18637)
Jamaica
November 19, 2008 9:31am CST
A friend visited last night just after my grand twins had been bathed and dressed for bed and she was horified that talcum powder had been used on them. She said that it was proven to damage the lungs of young children. I have never heard of this and asked her if it was true then why was it being sold? She said that only corn starch should be used on children. Can it damage their lungs? Can anyone help me on this?
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@rocketj1 (6957)
• United States
19 Nov 08
This is true. They are even saying it can kill them. Also they say that it can cause cancer for women who use it for personal hygiene. Here is a link:http://www.preventcancer.com/consumers/cosmetics/talc.htm
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@rocketj1 (6957)
• United States
19 Nov 08
I'm going to type that again. http://www.preventcancer.com/consumers/cosmetics/talc.htm
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@cynthiann (18637)
• Jamaica
19 Nov 08
Thanks again for your response and also for the website that I am going to check out now. I do use talc myself because of living in a hot country and this will be thrown out too. Blessings!
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@rocketj1 (6957)
• United States
19 Nov 08
You are welcome. Corn starch has a more slippery feel to it and I actually have grown to prefer it.
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